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Alan Toltzis 

Deep Winter

Locked below a thickening block of ice,
the fish
slowed
too,
drifting
downward
to wait, weightless
in watery space,
amid cold blankets of sludge and debris,
the rotten remnants of their waste,
time rotating forward all around them.


Alan Toltzis (alantoltzis.com), the author of 49 Aspects of Human Emotions and The Last Commandment, had a lovely goldfish pond once upon a time.